When significant tooth damage or decay is present, sometimes extracting (pulling) the affected tooth or teeth is the best option for restoring your oral health. Dr. Steedman may recommend an extraction if one or more of the following is present:

  • Damage and decay
  • Severe periodontal (gum) disease
  • Impaction

We will recommend an extraction if the tooth cannot be saved through root canal therapy or other alternative treatments. If an extraction is required, we do provide sedation dentistry and other comfort measures to help you have a relaxed and comfortable experience at the office. You can rest assured that your extraction at Smiles by Steedman will be:

  • Gentle
  • Comfortable
  • Completed in one visit

Dr. Steedman and our entire team strive to make your experience here as pleasant and comfortable as possible. After the extraction, remember to follow the instructions given to you by Dr. Steedman and our dental team. These instructions will help you heal faster and more comfortably.

As part of your treatment plan, Dr. Steedman will recommend a tooth replacement such as a dental implant, bridge, or denture. Your replacement tooth (or teeth) can be placed at the extraction appointment or at a later visit. We will customize your individual restoration to match the look and feel of your existing teeth for the most natural results possible.

If you would like to learn more about extractions, or if you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact our office in Lake Stevens as soon as possible. We promise to take care of you and your family to the best of our abilities.